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Red Wiggle breaks his silence on Greg Page’s condition and praises the hero nurse who saved him

Red Wiggle Murray Cook breaks his silence on Greg Page’s condition after visiting him in hospital and praises the heroic nurse, 23, who saved him after his cardiac arrest on stage

  • Murray Cook has praised hero nurse Grace Jones for saving Greg Page’s life
  • Page suffered a cardiac arrest onstage at a bushfire relief show on Friday 
  • Ms Jones revived Page using a defibrillator before the paramedics arrived
  • ‘The nurse was only 23, I’ve got kids that age, she’s really impressive’ Cook
  • Ms Jones said she wasn’t a hero and that she was just reacting from her training 

Red Wiggle Murray Cook has broken his silence on band mate Greg Page’s condition and praised the hero nurse who saved him after he suffered a cardiac arrest on stage.

The 59-year-old visited Page in Westmead Hospital on Sunday after he collapsed onstage at the Castle Hill RSL in Sydney.

The original yellow Wiggle was revived with a defibrillator by off-duty nurse Grace Jones, with Mr Cook praising her actions in saving his friend’s life.

‘We were just totally shocked when it happened,’ Cook told The Daily Telegraph. ‘The nurse was only 23, I’ve got kids that age, she’s really impressive.

Red Wiggle Murray Cook has praised nurse Grace Jones for saving his band mate Greg Page’s life after he collapsed on stage on Friday

Greg Page gives the thumbs up from his hospital bed after suffering a cardiac arrest onstage

Greg Page gives the thumbs up from his hospital bed after suffering a cardiac arrest onstage 

‘It’s been very difficult for me and for the rest of us going through this, but seeing him today in hospital, he’s in really good spirits and that has made it a lot easier.’

The band played their second bushfire benefit show without Page on Saturday night, with Cook saying he is confident that his band mate will make a full recovery.

Hero nurse Grace Jones said she was simply reacting from her training when she approached the stage to offer assistance after Page collapsed.

‘They shut the curtains and one of them said he wasn’t well – so I went and asked the security guard if they needed any medical assistance and they said yes, so I went up and when I walked around the curtain he looked really unwell and he wasn’t breathing.’

Nurse Grace Jones, 23, was in the audience during The Wiggle's show when she jumped into action to save the life of Yellow Wiggle Greg Page

Nurse Grace Jones, 23, was in the audience during The Wiggle’s show when she jumped into action to save the life of Yellow Wiggle Greg Page

Ms Jones said there were already two bystanders performing CPR on Page but with her expert training she was able to take charge of the situation.

‘I just went in and did a little bit of CPR and then someone handed me the defibrillator that I’m assuming they have at the RSL. I got someone else to take over CPR and I attached the defibrillator and we shocked him,’ Ms Jones said. 

The nurse said they worked on Page for 26 minutes and she gave him three shocks. 

When asked if she found it hard to go from audience member to nurse in such a high pressure situation Ms Jones said it was almost automatic. 

‘It’s kind of like a switch you have to flick on in that situation. I’ve got really good training. I’ve done it before,’ Ms Jones said. 

The Wiggles said Greg's main concern was that the bushfire relief concert went on without him

The Wiggles said Greg’s main concern was that the bushfire relief concert went on without him

Wiggles lead singer Greg Page suffers from a crippling nervous system disorder that caused him to collapse during a reunion concert for bushfire relief on Friday. He is pictured at a concert in Miami Beach in 2012

Wiggles lead singer Greg Page suffers from a crippling nervous system disorder that caused him to collapse during a reunion concert for bushfire relief on Friday. He is pictured at a concert in Miami Beach in 2012

Page was rushed to hospital when paramedics arrived and is recovering after emergency surgery to insert a stent was performed.

He posed for a picture posted on The Wiggles Instagram account giving the thumbs up from his hospital bed on Saturday. 

Ambulance officers also praised the efforts of bystanders on Saturday saying their quick actions saved Page’s life. 

It is understood the band’s drummer Steve Pace and crew member Kimmy Antonelli are the two bystanders who helped keep Page alive.

The cardiac arrest was likely caused by orthostatic intolerance, a rare and crippling nervous system condition Page was first diagnosed with over a decade ago.

The life-threatening condition is what forced him to initially quit The Wiggles in November, 2006 after withdrawing from the group’s US tour that year. 

Blue Wiggle Anthony Field shared a photo of the group backstage, writing: 'We are all in shock, please get better mate, I'm praying for you'

Blue Wiggle Anthony Field shared a photo of the group backstage, writing: ‘We are all in shock, please get better mate, I’m praying for you’

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